901, 2020

Turbine Hall – office space with steampunk magic

One of the most iconic buildings in the Johannesburg CBD, Turbine Hall was originally the largest of Johannesburg’s three steam-driven power stations, and now this magnificent venue hosts numerous events and houses the head office of Anglo Gold Ashanti. It also offers arguably the sexiest office space in Jozi. Atterbury asset manager, Adelene van der Westhuizen tells us more. How old is the original structure and where is it situated exactly? Turbine Hall was built between 1927 and 1934, and it is right in the heart of Newtown’s art and culture precinct, on Ntemi Piliso Street, in close proximity to [...]

1812, 2019

Jewel City and Towers Main are set to revive Joburg inner-city living in 2020

The transformation of the city of Johannesburg will continue with a resurgence of life and community in its inner-city in 2020 driven by two major Divercity Urban Property Fund developments. Residents have already started moving into the vibrant new live-work-play neighbourhood that has been created in inner Joburg as a result of two development projects, Jewel City precinct and Towers Main. Together these initiatives, which represent a substantial investment, are changing the face of Johannesburg’s CBD. “The market response from retailers and residents alike has been positive beyond our expectations, which reaffirms that Towers Main and Jewel City are ideally [...]

1212, 2019

View from the ”Leeukuil“

It has been a landmark 25th year with milestone after milestone for Atterbury, and as 2019 draws to a close, Group CEO Louis van der Watt shares his thoughts on achievements, challenges and the road ahead. If you were to summarise 2019 in terms of Atterbury’s achievements, what would you highlight? The first highlight is that in Atterbury’s 25th year, we continued developing, despite a contraction of the South African economy. We launched a few large multi-use developments; and I’d single out the strategic Castle Gate development in Pretoria, groundbreaking at the Barloworld site in Sandton, and the significant progress in [...]

1112, 2019

Atterbury’s Bo’Valon Mall in Mauritius opens to much excitement

Ribbon cutting ceremony picture from left to right: The Hon Rameswar Doolub - Marketing & Communication Director at King Savers, The Hon Mahendranuth Sharma Hurreeram - Minister of National Infrastructure and Community Development, Alain Saverettiar - Director of King Savers and Frederic Tyack - CEO of Ascencia. Leading property developer and investor Atterbury has successfully completed the development of the MUR800m (R340 million) Bo’Valon Mall in Mahebourg on the island paradise of Mauritius. Bo’Valon Mall is a joint venture development between Atterbury and EnAtt. The mall takes its name for the village it is in, Beau Valon, [...]

412, 2019

How Fatti’s tech helps mall managers

The holy grail of every mall owner is to understand what shoppers want. The continuous search for this intelligence has led to the birth of Fatti, a company that has provided behavioural analytics to numerous landlords over the past five years. For the first time ever, landlords, property managers, mall-marketing and strategic teams are geared with a vast amount of valuable data about their consumers, enabling data-driven decision-making. At the end of the day the retail industry should work towards one common goal – creating higher shopability in the South African market, motivating shoppers to visit more malls, enter more [...]

212, 2019

Designer planters for The Club

Award-winning designer Joe Paine has carved a unique niche for himself with his innovative and absolutely gorgeous vessels for growing and displaying pot plants… and some of his latest work can be seen at The Club. We quizzed the design superstar on the whys and hows. You are a qualified industrial designer, right? What turned you on to this quite unexpected niche of creating edgy pot-plant containers? Yes indeed, I finished my studies in 2004. I started designing for plants in 2008, when I noticed that there were no planters on the market. Plants are nature's works of art and [...]

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